Boscombe Down Flying Trip
1st Andover scouts
The eldest Scouts in our group were recently given the exciting opportunity to visit RAF Boscombe Down, for a thrilling and enjoyable experience of flying in a two seater plane - which for some, would be their first time. After finding the correct hangar, the instructors guided us carefully through what was going to happen throughout the course of the day, and how to quickly eject from the cockpit and activate the parachute in the event of an emergency, with a realistic model of the seat and window controls, and a wearable parachute. The scouts (Along with two Air Scouts from Salisbury) were sorted in equal groups that took it in turns to go down to the waiting room to get kitted up with flying outfits and helmet. Once ready, the scouts went up one by one in the two seater aircraft, the Tutor. Each flight lasted from 40-50 minutes, and whilst taxiing the pilot guided the scouts through the controls and what to expect once in the air. Everyone got the chance to fly in different parts of their journey, in turns and, after being shown how to do it, a loop the loop over Andover! The bravest scouts were able to go upside down in the plane, which proved very daunting and an experience in itself. Everyone agreed that this was their best Scouting experience of the year, and one to remember not only through Explorer Scouts, but for the rest of their lives. Thanks to everyone who gave up their time to make it a reality - the leaders, helpers, instructors and pilots. Louis Hatchett http://1standoverscouts.webs.com/apps/blog/
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